Statement of Faith
Since Wheaton Academy’s founding in 1853, we have existed for the purpose of educating the young people entrusted to it.
The school was established on the belief that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) of a Savior, and obedience to Him as Lord, as declared in God’s Word. This need of a Savior is met only by faith in Jesus Christ, the one way to eternity with God.
Wheaton Academy is pledged to a statement of faith that is consistent with evangelical Protestant Christianity. The statement affirms features of the historic Christian creeds and identifies the Academy not only with the Scriptures, but also with the Reformers and the evangelical movement of recent years.
- We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that Jesus Christ as man was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
- We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature that leads them to sin in thought, word and deed.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
- We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
- We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to gather His elect, to raise the dead, to judge the nations, and to bring His Kingdom to fulfillment.
- We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.